The DAX Futures is trading at 14,721.00 up with +0.11%or +16.50 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,666.20 up with +0.63% percent or +41.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,982.00 up with +0.74% percent or +44.00 point.The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,804.00 up with +0.90% percent or +34.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The GfK Consumer Climate Indicator in Germany increased to -6.2 heading into April 2021, the highest level for five months and well above market expectations of -11.9, due to the gradual easing of lockdown measures to contain the rapid spread of coronavirus. However, the survey took place from March 3rd to 15th, before the extension of German lockdown until April 18th and the temporary suspension of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 shots. The income expectations sub-index increased 15.8 points to 22.3, while the gauge for economic outlook rose 9.7 points to 17.7, the willingness to buy indicator increased 4.9 points to 12.3, and consumer climate rose 2.8 points to -12.7 “ Another hard lockdown will seriously damage the consumer climate and the current improvement will remain a flash in the pan”, GfK consumer expert Rolf Buerkl said.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 14,621.36 up with +0.075% percent or +10.97 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,674.83 with a loss of -0.57%percent or ?38.06 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,952.41 up with +0.086%percent or ++5.12 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 32,619.48 up with +0.62%percent or +199.42point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,909.52 up with +0.52% percent or +20.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,977.68 up with +0.12% percent or +15.79 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,135.88 up with +1.41%percent or +406.00 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,397.45 up with 1.78% percent or +497.84 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,421.21 up with +1.71% percent or +57.62 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 49,113.81 up with percent or +673.69 point at 12:15 PM.